Seetec to deliver "Welcome to Work" migrant integration programme
The “Welcome to Work” programme, which is jointly funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 -2020 is aimed at helping unemployed, legally resident migrants find sustainable employment.
Seetec will deliver the 13 week programme which starts in Galway on the 30th June and will be followed by Castlebar in July. In addition, Seetec will partner with Network Personnel to deliver the programme in Monaghan from September.
It is expected that more than 150 people will participate in the programme, which is initially due to run up to August 2019. Participants will mostly be drawn from the Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, and Pakistani communities.
The Seetec team will work with participants to deliver an initial assessment, action plan, peer group networking sessions, CV building, interview preparation, careers and labour market information sessions, and one-to-one advice on qualification recognition and retraining. Participants will also receive intensive English language, workplace etiquette, and digital skills training, and have access to volunteering and work placement opportunities.
Discussing the awarding of the contract, Seetec Ireland CEO Mouna Prenty observed: “I am very pleased that Seetec has been selected to deliver this important programme for Ireland. Many highly skilled migrants come to Ireland, but are unable to find work because of language and cultural barriers. Our team will work with these individuals to remove any barriers that are preventing them from finding work.”
“This is also a significant opportunity for employers struggling to fill vacancies. They will be able to draw upon our pool of talented people who are eager for an opportunity to get back into the workplace. Seetec has extensive experience engaging with employers at national and local level, and we have already started reaching out to these employers to make them aware of the service and to discuss current and upcoming vacancies,” added Mouna Prenty.
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